This weekend I experienced a burst of the Christmas Spirit at the Straight No Chaser concert. If you’ve never heard this eclectic clan of voice geniuses, I recommend scrolling through Youtube and finding some of their fun classics, creative mashups, and unique singles. They put on quite a show of wit, humor, and carols, but one particular Christmas song stuck out to me. At first, it simply made me giggle, but reflecting today on the lyrics, I recognized the hidden bitter truth.
Text Me Merry Christmas, featuring Kristen Bell contains some great imagery of our addiction and connection to cell phones: an ode to how things have changed in the past few years.
“Remember this December to fully charge your phone. And text me Merry Christmas. Let me know you care. Just a word or two. One smiley face will do.”
“A Facebook message isn’t quite as sweet. A need more than @you than just a tweet. A snap on snapshot doesn’t lat. And voicemail? That’s from Christmas past. Text me Merry Christmas.”.
This year, let’s do more than text Merry Christmas. Pick up the phone, write a letter, bake some cookies, and share in the joys of Christmas with personal relationships!